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Arrondissements of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department facts for kids

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There are 4 arrondissements in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department. The French departments, and in other countries, are divided into arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts (in some cases, as boroughs). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture.

If the prefecture (capital) of the department is in an arrondissement, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture.

Arrondissements are further divided into communes.

The arrondissements of Meurthe-et-Moselle are:

Arrondissements of Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Capital Population
541 Briey Briey 164,589 1,142.7 144.0 130
542 Lunéville Lunéville 79,567 1,450.7 54.8 164
543 Nancy Nancy 417,430 1,509.4 276.6 188
544 Toul Toul 69,418 1,143.0 60.7 112


Since its creation om 1871, the Meurthe-et-Moselle department has had few changes:

  • 1871 : creation of the department with four arrondissements: Briey, Lunéville, Toul and Nancy.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Toul was eliminated.
  • 1943 : Toul was made again an arrondissement.

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